Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Joshua's Birthday - Kevin's Celebration

Since we knew that tomorrow would be crazy/crazy, we decided to combine Joshua and Kevin's birthday "parties" today.

During the day, I put up the Christmas tree, along with help from my "straw bosses" Punch and Duke who inspected the tree and decorations.

Punch inspecting the box and contents...

Duke - "going in"

While I put the tree together, Josh and I watched my traditional "annual" movie: Christmas Vacation. I think I could quote it verbatim. It takes a truly sick sense of humor to enjoy this movie year after year. You can infer what you need to from that. I think I just identify with Clark Griswald. He wants, so badly, to make everything for the holiday and his family just perfect and goes to such extremes to make it right, and then it just all goes to pot! *smile*

But.... I digress.

Joshua decided he wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese for his birthday, which we did. He won 722 tickets and got a fly wheel. We then went to Baskin Robbins to get an ice cream cake for Kevin and they were CLOSED. We went to Dairy Queen afterwards and they picked out a cake to take to Mee Mee and Dee Dee's so we could celebrate with them. Mama is not feeling well and they could not go with us to Chuck E. Cheese's.

Mee Mee and Dee Dee gave Joshua an orange jacket and hat to wear when he goes fishing with Dee Dee.

Joshua models his new hat

Dee Dee and Joshua

Mee Mee and Joshua. She wears this outfit every year on his birthday.

Once we got home, I began the cooking. Together, Kevin and I finished the sweet potato casserole, one of the turkeys, the strawberry lasagna, pecan pie and three bean casserole. All that's left tomorrow is another turkey and mashed potatoes. Everything else is being brought by the other people in the family.

Into bed at 1:30 but ready for Thanksgiving!

1 comment:

Heather Field said...

WOW!!! You sure have been just a bloggin' away!!! You have a BEAUTIFUL family and looks like you had an awesome weekend together. We all have a lot to be thankful for! Blessings to you!